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Sisters of Sinai

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Janet Soskice describes a quintessentially Victorian adventure with of Agnes and Margaret Smith, identical twin sisters from Scotland who made one of one of most important scriptural discoveries of modern times. The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels is an account of how two ladies in middle age and without university degrees uncovered and translated this text, bringing a great biblical treasure to world attention.

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Comments [2]

Paul from new York, ny

In re "Sisters of Sinai:"

Are these the same sisters, friends of the

In re "Sisters of Sinai:" Are these the same sisters whe retrieved the Cairo Genizah from a bookstore in Cairo and gave it to their friend, Solomon Shechter, Professor of Rabbinics?

Nov. 25 2009 01:16 PM
Marielle from Brooklyn

I read a review of this book in the NYT Book Review - it sounds fascinating - very much looking forward to hearing this interview.

Nov. 25 2009 12:08 PM

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